And he shot down EVERY SINGLE ONE of my ideas. He will not give up his buttercup squash soup. He will not agree to a smaller turkey (and he is already scheming to safeguard the leftovers lest his mother-in-law attempts to run off with all the turkey again). He will not permit Thanksgiving to be hosted at anyone else's home, and he is vehemently opposed to disposable plates in lieu of fine china. After an exhausting morning of negotiations with my mule of a man, I am now committed to doing everything exactly like we've done it every other year.
|Me and Bernie, Discussing Changes to Our Thanksgiving Menu|
|Popcorn, Pretzels, Jelly Beans and Toast|
Ah, my husband is so lucky he's cute! It will all be fine, though. It will be even better than fine -- it's going to be great. My mom is bringing her green bean casserole and an apple pie, because she is NOT fond of my molasses pumpkin pie (more for me!). My friend Lisa is bringing a yummy apple salad and I think maybe something with sweet potatoes, too. And, as I said, I've already selected and ordered plenty of wine. With the year we've been through, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. When all is said and done, gathering friends and family together over good food and good wine is EXACTLY what we all need this year for Thanksgiving.
Let the Culinary Games begin!